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Josephine M. (Barks) Wainfor
Josephine M. (Barks) WainforCrossJosephine M. (Barks) Wainfor, age 92 of Prospect, died early Saturday morning, April 17, 2010 at the Delaware Court.  She was born Sept. 22, 1917 at the “homeplace” on Barks Rd. in Marion, to the late Orla and Margie (Morris) Barks.  She was also predeceased by brother George Barks and an infant brother.

Josephine was a graduate of the Pleasant High School, a homemaker, member of the Prospect United Methodist Church for over 60 years, where she was treasurer of the Sunday School for 25 yrs., she was also active at the church through Bazaars, dinners and it’s women’s society.  She was treasurer of the former Religious Education Program for 22 yrs. at the Prospect Grade School.  She loved to make crafts, many of which she gave away; she also did sewing for people in the community. She enjoyed camping with family and friends and the true love of her life was her family.

On December 25, 1938 at the Calvary Methodist Church in Marion she married Murray “Doc” Wainfor and he died August 26, 2005.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Nancy (Rex) Shaffer of Prospect; Connie Crist of Delaware; grandchildren, Beth (John) Boehm, Brian (Kim) Retterer, Brent Retterer, Lisa (Matt) Brenner, Debbie Tudor, Ronnie (Cheryl) Shaffer, Randy Shaffer, Brad Hook and Eric (Lindsey) Crist; great-grandchildren, Addison and Lauren Brenner, Jeremy Boehm, Annie Boehm, Dustin (Dana) Retterer, Joshua Retterer, Rachael Retterer, Colton Retterer, Cassandra Retterer, Jerrod Retterer, Jillian Cantor, Devin (Rachel) Shaffer, Chistopher Tudor, Kaylee Crist, and a nephew, James A. Barks, Marion.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Prospect United Methodist Church with Pastor Rich Allen officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Memorial gifts may be made to Project Faith (Prospect UMC building fund), P. O. Box 6, Prospect, OH  43342 or Homereach Hospice, 3959 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH  43214.

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#1 from: Karen Landon
Byhalia, Ohio
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 3:10 PM

  Nancy&Rex, Sorry for your lose. You have my sympathy at this time. Karen Landon

#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Connie, Nancy and families
You are in my thoughts and prayers.... I have many great memories of your Mom. Remember the many good times.
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#3 from: Marshall Kimmel
Rio Grande
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Nancy&Rex, Sorry for your loss.

#4 from: Ruby Miller (Jon)
107 Gillman Avenue, Washington, IL 61571
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Connie and Nancy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.

Ruby (Jones) Miller

#5 from: Phill & Linda Seiter
Blanchard, MI
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Nancy, we are saddened to learn of your mother's death.  Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Phill and Linda Seiter

#6 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Arizona
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Dear Nancy, Connie and families,
I was sorry to read of Jo's passing. She was a special lady and I have many fond memories of her. I shared many laughs with her on Gast Drive as neighbors and also at Shaffer's IGA. She was warm and caring. I know all of you will miss her but your memories will be a great comfort to you.
With sincere sympathy,

#7 from: Michelle Kennedy
Delaware, OH
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM

I will pray for your family in this time of grief.  May the Lord bless you all and keep you in his loving arms.

#8 from: Pauline Oehler
20014 N. Trading Post, Sun City West, AZ  85375
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 5:41 PM

We were saddened to read that your mother had passed away. Jo was a special lady and was a wonderful neighbor. It is very hard to lose your mother and we send our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pauline Oehler
Peggy and Tom Knickel
Lester Daugherty

#9 from: Amy Jasper
Huntsville, Alabama
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:10 PM


I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was a very sweet lady and always treated Bailey and me like family. It makes it easer to know that she is in Heaven with Doc and one day you will all be together.
Amy, Bailey & Taylor

#10 from: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Weston (Peggy Moser)
27110 Jones Loop Rd., Lot 258, Punta Gorda, Fl.
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:27 PM

We just say in the Marion Star by way of email and saw about your Mothers passing.  She was a year younger than my Mother.  I remember your parents very well and have fond memories of both of them.  And also, great memories of you girls.  Sincerely,     Peggy

#11 from: Nancy Butcher Everly
3934 Meadors Rd. Florence, SC 29501
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Nancy, Connie and family,

Sorry to hear of your moms passing.  I can remember a lot of good times when we were young and growing up.  Mom will be 92 in October and is in Marion Heartland.  I do not know if she will understand when I tell her but know that she would send her thoughts and prayers to all of you also.  Just remember the good times and God will see you through.

Nancy (Butcher) Everly

#12 from: Mike & Cathi Orahood
6200 Marion-Marysville Rd., Prospect, Ohio 43342
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Connie & Nancy,
So very sorry to hear of Jo's passing. Certainly wish that we could have been there, but after tax season, we had arrangements for a short get away. Your mom & dad were such wonderful people to be around and they respected me very much and I will never forget that. I know that your mom is finally able to be with your dad now and that is so very uplifting to know that is where they both so deserve to be, especially together camping out under the clear and glorious skies of heaven. God bless both of you and your families.
               Mike Orahood

#13 from: Cindy Moore  Chuck Davidson
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Connie,   I am sorry to hear of your Mothers passing away.  I lost my dad last summer so I know how hard it is. Our Prayers are with you & you Family.  Cindy & Chuck

#14 from: mary kibler
prospect ohio
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:31 AM

nancy rex and family,we are sorry to hear of jo's passing.she was a wonderful lady.she always had a smile on her face whenever we saw her.i pray that you find peace and confort in these trying times.you are all in my thoughts and prayers.mary and frank kibler

#15 from: Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Freeman
Mt. Gilead
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 3:03 AM

Nancy and family,  
   We send our Sincere Sympathy at this time of loss. I always enjoyed your mother and her Happy ways. I know she will be missed.
    Sincerely, Phill and Peggy

#16 from: Huber Heights Lodge #777
Huber Heights, Ohio
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM

The Members of Lodge #777 are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and  prayers are with you.

#17 from: Giles and Ruth Hoch
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Our sympathy and prayers to the family.  Our memories of your parents were seeing them often when we went out to eat and sometimes even sharing a table.  Your Dad was a lovable, jolly person, your mother a delightful lady - - one of the most gracious ladies we have ever known.  We share in your sorrow.  Ruth and Giles Hoch

#18 from: Arlene & Ray James
Cuyahoga Falls , Ohio 44221
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:53 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss..what a beautiful lady Jo was. We did not get the word until today so are sorry these condolences are late. May God be with you all..Ray and Arlene

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